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E & L Barbeque

1111 Bailey Ave, Jackson, MS 39203-1909
+1 601-355-5035
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible0%
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“rib tips” (9 reviews)
“rib plate” (5 reviews)
“ribs” (13 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
1111 Bailey Ave, Jackson, MS 39203-1909
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Reviewed 2 June 2015 via mobile

We were a bit disappointed because this place didn't live up to the great reviews shared before our visit. Looks like on a good day it's a local hot spot because they seemed to know many of the customera. There was a security guard around...More

Thank 1fitmami
Reviewed 30 April 2015 via mobile

I arrived to find a line, so I am thinking, "this is going to be good"! No it was not, they ran out of ribs, left me standing without offering options. After 45 minutes of waiting, I asked for a refund. Then I was told...More

2  Thank Emma T
Reviewed 3 December 2014

Okay, I love this place. I could drink the BBQ sauce by the glass. When you drive up, it's a little hole-in-the-wall. We're not talking 4-star seating. Get over yourself. Go inside and stand in line with the Mayor, visiting Senators, the Walmart cashier and...More

4  Thank Natalie P
Reviewed 30 May 2013

OK...do you remember the closing credits on the old Flintstone cartoon where they bring the ribs out to the car at a drive-in and they tip over Fred's car? Those ribs probably came from E & L. Serious...best ribs I've ever had. And the place...More

3  Thank rev123
Reviewed 21 May 2013

When there is an armed guard at the door, you know you have found BBQ worth fighting over. First, you can smell the smoke from a couple blocks away. No GPS needed. The place itself is stripped of all unnecessary elements. Get in line, order,...More

2  Thank freddyfish_11
Reviewed 30 March 2013 via mobile

E&L has always been one of my Jackson faves! The sauce is to die for - a perfect mixture of spicy and sweet. I have tried the ribs and rib tips and while they are good, I love the links. They are big and spicy,...More

Thank Cleindian44
Reviewed 5 November 2012

Once you get past the fact that there is an armed guard, you'll find excellent food and gracious people. The dining area is a bit stark but hey you're here for the BBQ. The portions are mammoth! The sauce is so good. If you're in...More

1  Thank Stahl_D
Reviewed 5 April 2012

They are OK ppl here talk them up sooooo much I just moved here from Detroit and have tasted betterr BBQ then then there so slow and food is OK. You be the judge.

1  Thank nikkinicole30
Reviewed 14 March 2012

Finger lickin good is all I can say. Every time I come here I get the rib tips with sauce on the fries. Oh my gobbly gooo! I'll tell you this, if you order this, make sure you are near the bed. The last time...More

Thank Ms_Easy_Sailing
Reviewed 25 February 2012

I love this place, the rib tips are delicious, and I love their famous sauce on fries. Unfortunately it's located in a place I'd rather not visit often, even though they provide security. Therefore I rarely get to eat it but when I do it's...More

Thank BreeRenee
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1111 Bailey Ave, Jackson, MS 39203-1909
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Jackson
  • Phone Number: +1 601-355-5035
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